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Who the heck is going to take care of me the next time I go to the hospital?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in The LFT Blog | Comments Off on Who the heck is going to take care of me the next time I go to the hospital?

A couple of weeks ago, we sent out roughly 12,000 survey requests for our first national survey of people who work at hospitals. It is part of our effort to continue to get better at understanding what people are concerned about or looking for in their health care careers. After all, it’s our job to know the candidates, right? Many of you received and completed the survey, so I wanted to make sure to say thanks for helping out. We have 850+ completed survey responses to date, with more still trickling in. Our survey focused on C-suite, clinical administration, non-clinical administration,...

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Why Hospital Talent Acquisition Is An Impossible Job

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in The LFT Blog | 1 comment

399 hours. That’s how many hours it took us to fill a recent search for a Director of Patient Care position, including sourcing, resume vetting, screening, interviewing, background checks and more. 13 total weeks from our signing the agreement to the candidate’s signing of her offer letter. A very typical search. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the data. DIRECTOR OF PATIENT CARE Number Of Possible Candidates Estimated Hours Required Research       Finding Candidates In LFT Database 1351 6   Posting On LFT Website 54 1   Networking With Previous LFT Placements For Ideas 37 37  ...

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The Cost of a Single Unfilled Position

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in The LFT Blog | Comments Off on The Cost of a Single Unfilled Position

By Bill Haylon, CEO The number one issue that always presents itself when discussing hiring needs and staffing with hospitals is cost. Hospitals are facing budget shortages, and recruiting the right personnel is an expensive proposition. But, many people we speak with are only focusing on the upfront hiring costs and not factoring in the revenue that filling a single position might drive. Take for example one of our most searched areas of the hospital – periop leadership. The operating room (OR) typically accounts for more than 40 percent of a hospital’s revenue. Given that, a single week...

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The Cost of Never-ending Fire Drills

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in The LFT Blog | Comments Off on The Cost of Never-ending Fire Drills

How much of your time do you spend reacting to “fire drills” at work? Not calling the fire department type, but rather the unanticipated occurrence which you have neither the time nor resources to handle. Fire drills might be figuring out how to cover for someone on your team who called in sick or a surgeon operating on the wrong body part. And everything in between. A surprise budget miss? A harassment complaint? An increase in patient falls on weekend evenings? Not ready for the pending Joint Commission visit? Layer on top of this all that has been happening with healthcare public policy....

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Welcome Carmen Kenrich

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in The LFT Blog | Comments Off on Welcome Carmen Kenrich

Sometimes we just get lucky. On January 3rd, Carmen Kenrich joins us as a Regional Director of Business Development.  Those of you who know Carmen recognize what an engaging, passionate individual she is who cares deeply about healthcare (and about her three kids whose names all begin with “T” and about the NY Giants).  Smart, dependable, energetic.  And she knows the industry, having been in healthcare since getting her EMT license back in college more than a few years ago. Carmen has spent that last decade as an executive recruiter at our good friends Phillips, DiPisa and Associates,...

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Thank You To Our Interims – the people that go the extra mile!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in The LFT Blog | Comments Off on Thank You To Our Interims – the people that go the extra mile!

Do you ever sit down and take a minute to think about your own accomplishments? Think about how you’ve gotten where you are – professionally and personally? Think about the obstacles you have had to overcome and the hurdles you have had to jump over? Now think about who helped you get there because I guarantee you didn’t do it alone. Here at LFT, we operate in a “we” culture. We try to put the team first. It’s not about individual accomplishments but rather, how can we make the greatest difference for our team. If you’re adding value to your organization, individual success comes with it. In...

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